Tuesday, March 14, 2006  

Why is Spring Break So Short????

Mondays and Tuesdays are my killer days this semester, and somehow, just coming off of spring break makes them seem even worse.

But enough with the whining. Before I left, I managed to finish both sleeves and 1 front of the Debbie Bliss Shawl Collar Cardi. I even managed to take a few pictures of the finished front -


oops - sorry - looks like there's a big black spot in the picture. I'll try again.

Hmmm - that didn't work - the black spot is even bigger, and is now blurry!

I've basically given up trying to get a Cricket-free picture of the cashmerino astrakan. Cricket is rapidly becoming quite the yarn snob - she actually drools when she gets to snuggle up with cashmere, and we all know what happens when she sees the Cormo. And now the cashmerino has been added to the list of "yarns Cricket sits on if given even the smallest opportunity."

Speaking of knitting, I finished a pair of socks and started another on my spring break trip - I haven't done the photo-shoot for the finished pair yet, but here's the pair-in-progress:

The astute among you will notice that the background of this picture is surprisingly white, wet, and cold. That's right - I went to New Mexico for spring break, and lucked out - it was cold, windy, and snowy. The one weekend that the weather was crappy, there I was...

and sorry to you folks in Minnesota - it's totally my fault you guys got like a foot of snow on Monday. I flew through Minneapolis on my way home, and looks like I brought the crappy weather with me.

but it was still spring break, and I got to hang out, watch lots of basketball, and relax. So it was a good trip, even if the weather made us want to stay in our PJs until well into the afternoon. The highlight was definitely this place.... don't let the $$$$ on most of the spa services throw you - for $15, we spent like 5 hours alternating between the women's hot tub, the cold dip (45 degrees - yikes!), and the sauna. It was absolutely blissful.

Curiously, "blissful" is exactly the word I would use to describe the packages I found waiting for me when I got home -

check out the beautiful wrapping, complete with a personalized Virginia keychain.

Inside? The beautiful vintage kimono fabric bag I ordered, plus a little change purse bonus! They're BEAUTIFUL. Thanks to someone's enabling ways, I bought these through this etsy seller. HIGHLY recommended - I may be ordering more soon!

and look - even Abby got a present, thanks to the beautiful wrapping paper!

But Kniterary Girl did make up for her evil enabling ways by sending me a box of cotton - just for the cost of the postage!!!

oooooo - cotton goodies!!!

and no, I didn't need more yarn. But since when has need had anything to do with it? ;)

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